Luvacta

Luvacta

Defining Luvacta; luvacta is the action that has come about as a result of your love. Love in action. Joe fed the homeless people. Joe’s feeding of the homeless people is luvacta. An act of love brought about by true unselfish compassion where the cost of the act is greater than the reward. We often act out of love when the resources in time and effort far outstrip the reward. This is selfless love that results in true luvacta. The reward falls on the recipient at no cost to the recipient. The donor has no expectations of reward and the luvacta is totally unselfish.

Jesus is the embodiment of luvacta (Rom 6:23 ..b ; “God’s eternal gift to mankind was eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” Para.).  The absolute sovereignty of God and his perfection makes our good works nothing but filthy rags. If Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the son of God, had not suffered the wrath of God in my place (luvacta) there is nothing I could do that would get me eternal life. This is where some religions are seriously in trouble. Christ came to save us from the Law. (Romans 8:2 – 4 “In Jesus Christ the law of the life Spirit has set us eternally free from the Law of sin and death. In our flesh, we are powerless and wholly incapable, to follow the Law of Moses. God sent his Son as an offering for your sin. By this, sin is condemned in flesh, the righteousness and standard of the Law can now be fulfilled in us, as we do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit…” Para.)

Every day, every where and in every nation Christ reveals himself, calls his sheep and drenches them with the Holy Spirit (luvacta). The eternal miracle of the supreme deity of God, manifest in Christ, is unstoppable in this world. We in flesh-form are incapable of following the Law of Moses, yet by the indwelling Spirit, we manage to reach out, with human imperfection, we mirror His statutes and works. This Spiritual rebirth and the changed heart and actions of the recipient is the greatest miracle today. The simplest and humblest has been given the opportunity to receive and experience this miracle.

Jesus after he has laid out the “Our Father” in Luke 11, gives us a parable from verse 5 about persistent asking. In Luke 11:10 ..b Jesus says “..,and to those who knock, it will be opened.” then he wraps up this whole context with the words in Luke 11:13 “If you who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?” This luvacta astounds me. (Read Luke 11: 5-13, memorise verse 13 and wallow in its luvacta)

If Adam and Eve condemned the whole human race by simply taking a bite out of an Apple, how can we possibly have any good works that outweigh our bad works? It is by grace alone (the luvacta of Jesus Christ) that we are saved. (Eph 2:8-9;”It is by grace you have been saved through faith, this gift of faith has been given to you by God and it is not your doing. Your works do not give you the saving grace so do not boast on them.” Para.) Paul writes extensively in Romans that we are saved by grace. Jesus Christ the son of God, who is also the gatekeeper of the Holy Spirit has demonstrated luvacta in pure humility.

Again and again, we stand before the throne of our almighty God and Father, as human flesh we are without compassion, when we have been drenched in the Spirit and born again our hearts are replaced (Eze 36:25 -27  “I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you.  A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will take out of your flesh the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.   And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to observe my ordinances. ” NASB).

Jesus and the Father indwell us and we reflect as in a broken mirror works that have been instigated and brought about by the indwelling Trinity. So how do we approach the throne without Jesus? We would have no good works for it is by the Spirit that we are moved to action and develop luvacta. All Glory to God!

In our modern culture, it is sad that the word “love” is often used without any real meaning. In England it can actually be used as a form of address, such as when someone calls you “love”, instead of “mate” or using your name in such cases there is no expectant luvacta. There is no consequence when loosely addressing somebody as “love” therefore there is no hope of luvacta.

Luvacta will be a natural outpouring result of Agape love as used in the new Testament.

Having agape love will have consequences on the bearer.

Definition; Agape Love (define agape love)

Agape love – is a Greek term often used in the new Testament.

Agape is unconditional love, its result is sacrificial and it is regarded as the highest of the four types of love in the Bible.

The word comes from Greek. Agape, and was frequently used in the new Testament.  It is a reflection of the perfect love which Jesus Christ had for Father God, his followers, and all of the people who interacted with him.

The term “agape” in Greek defines God’s  omniscient, incomparable love for mankind. It is self-sacrificing concern for all people fallen or otherwise. This love is given unreservedly and without condition to you and I, who are undeserving. The consequence of agape love will have its expression in luvacta.

In relation to luvacta see also Luvacta.org at; http://luvacta.org/

Define Luvacta; Is an act of love that has consequences to the giver but the recipient only benefits from this unmerited action. God’s redemptive story embodies His unmerited grace to us the humans that occupy this world. From Genesis to Revelation the Bible is a love story created by the great “I Am” that has its crescendo in Christ (the Messiah). You and I receive through Christ’s propitiation (Romans 3:25) the saving grace and eternal life. We are saved by grace alone not by works. For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.”  Ephesians 2:8-9 (BSB) This is the embodiment of luvacta.

So in the definition (to define luvacta in terms of discipleship) when you are keeping the commands of Christ and acting out the greatest spiritual gift (the gift of love) by serving others that is luvacta. This adds nothing to your salvation as that is by grace alone.

All Glory to our triune God as we practice the gift of luvacta.

Further resources can be found at; http://luvacta.org/luvacta

Prayer ~ Submission to the Holy Spirit

 

Dear father God we approach you in the name of your son Jesus Christ, please grant us your Holy Council,

we hand over our body and all its faculties, in total submission to your divine Holy Spirit.

May your peace come to rest on our hearts and minds so that we can be quiet and listen to your loving words and kindness.

We ask that you open our ears and eyes that we may understand and comprehend with our hearts your Word.

Bless our participation here with you today as we study and learn about your one and only son Jesus Christ.

We thank you and praise you for the wonderful love and security that you grant us through the love and grace of the Godheart of You our triune God.

 (Reference : pfoJC docs : 120527 Saul and David)

The Call to Unity ~ by Beth Turner

Do you hear the trumpet call?

The call to gather,

the calling together,

the voice crying out in the desert, ‘make straight the way of the Lord’,

the summoning of the Father ‘build up, build up, prepare the road! Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people’

and the crying of the son for His bride to be one.

 

This is the yearning, the churning in my heart,

the thirst for the first on His heart.

To leave behind the divisions that were brought about by the visions of those whose security was found in religions.

Instead to inherit the inheritance,

the ground taken,

the dreams that were forsaken,

the momentum that brought us here,

the goals buried due to fear.

To reach over the walls that at present we lean on

and join back together the limbs of the bride who for too long

has lain disjointed

not dancing the dance of love to which she was appointed.

Let this be our vision,

to love without measure

and to always behold the treasure

in the soul of the person that to know appears to be far from a pleasure.

To live life not by whimsical principles, tainted until they’ve fainted due to the culture by which they’re repeatedly painted,

but to live by the principles of the Prince himself,

the kingdom of the King.

 

Let’s no longer dispute over doctrine or form,

but unify in healing the heart of our nation that has been torn

apart.

Let us gather at the banqueting table

and drink and eat until we’re unable

to do anything but love

unreservedly, unconditionally, authentically.

And let love be the banner under which we assemble,

and Jesus be the one that to look on we resemble.

This is my prayer,

for the church to wake up,

to shake up,

to choose to be hungry,

to choose to be angry

and real,

to choose to feel,

and not reel away from the orphans that steal,

the orphans who cheat, who lie, who truth be told, are scared to die.

That we would love them exactly as they are,

all covered in tar,

in soot,

in rags,

in a shiny car,

in a top paid job,

in a business suit,

or with a tough guy walk and stolen goods in the boot,

in the media, in the club, in the supermarket, in the pub.

In the rain when I’m worn out

because it’s not me that it’s about.

 

I’m sure of this that we hold the answer

to why the girl with the gift never became the dancer,

to why the boy born a prophet lives unaware

of the heavenly secrets concealed in the air,

to why the one with a leader’s voice

never realised they had the choice

to live the dream,

to choose the option,

and here we are with the door

to adoption

through which comes the sound of the Father affirming

‘I love you and it’s not due to earning,

It’s simply because I do’.

 

Church, arise from your slumber,

fall in love again with the one you fell asleep beholding and since have only beheld in your dreams,

unable to touch.

It seems

there’s a stirring,

an excitement burning,

a renewed mind we’re learning,

a blank page we’re turning to write the next chapter of the history book.

It’s a revival chapter, look,

can you feel it coming?

an earthquake that shook

the very hearts of the angels that are assigned to this age

to welcome the King’s coming at every stage

through the story of time

that is now yours and mine.

 

 

Beth Turner ~ 25/08/2011